Travel around Hanoi’s old quarter by a cyclo tour to contemplate its teeming streets and outstanding shops. Experience the charm of Halong Bay, which is recognized as a World Heritage site. Stop at a local floating village for visit. Discover stunning limestone caves and be amazed at the formations size whilst you kayak among them.
ARRIVAL HA NOI
Upon arrival Noi Bai International airport, welcome by our guide and driver, transferred to your hotel of choice for check-in. Have lunch at local Halah restaurant. Start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho's final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam's first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Cyclo in the Old Quarter. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
HA NOI - HA LONG BAY - HA NOI
07:30 - 8:30 Meet our tour guide and bus then take a 3.5-hour bus drive through fertile rice fields to Ha Long Bay. Have a break en-route in Hai Duong City to free your legs.
12:30 Board our Dragon Cruise and start cruising among limestone islands and photograph of stunning landscapes of Ha Long.
13:00 Savor your lunch on board while passing by beautiful Stone Dog, Incense Burner islets.
14:00 Stop at a fishing village to see local fish-men community and know more about their life. Cruising further to take photos of Ha Long Bay symbol, a “Fighting cock” rock.
15:00 Visit Thien Cung “Heavenly Palace” cave, the most beautiful in Ha Long Bay. Get back and cruise more around emerald water.
16:15 Stop at the harbor again to catch the bus to Hanoi.
20:00 Arrive back in Hanoi. Tour ends.
KAYAKING RIDE (optional): Pay extra 100,000 VND per person. The best way to explore true beauty of Ha Long is riding kayak around the fishing village, get in touch with local people and going through the “tunnel caves” to wonderful a secluded lake. Return to Ha Noi. Overnight at the proposed hotel.
HA NOI – HOA LU – TAM COC – HA NOI
7:45 - 8:30 Be picked up by our tour guide and bus driver, and then depart for Ninh Binh province (90 km south of Hanoi). Take a break about 20 minutes en route for relaxing and contemplating Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…
10:30 Arrive at Hoa Lu, which was referred to as the ancient capital of Viet Nam, settled up in the 10th century.
11:00 Pay a visit to temples of two big dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very impressive architectures in the ancient time.
11:30 Set foot in the excavation area next to the Le Dai Hanh temple. You will experience the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground dated back 10th century. Get back to the bus and drive to Tam Coc.
CYCLING RIDE (optional)
Those who desire to explore real countryside images of Vietnam can take a 40 minute cycling ride along country lane (from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda, estimated time 40 minutes for 5km cycling 2 ways), experiencing the wonderful scenery of lush paddy fields.
Have lunch at the local restaurant.
14:00 Get on the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river with the villages, mountains and lush rice fields at two sides. Pass by 3 caves "Hang Ca - First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba - Third cave" to get an amazing feeling. Return to the dock for bus and come back to Hanoi.
18:00 Arrive in Hanoi.
Dinner is on your own. Stay overnight at the proposed hotel.
HA NOI & DEPARTURE
Price & Bookings
TOUR PRICE: $220USD/Person
Tour price includes:
- Accommodation in twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast
- A/c bus pick up, transfer & sighseeing in Ha Noi
- Shuttle bus Ha Noi – Ha Long – Ha Noi
- Shared boat trip in Tam Coc
- Shared Boat trip in Halong Bay
- Kayaking paddle
- English Speaking Guide on day tour
- Mineral water (1 bottle/pax/day)
- Entrance fees and mineral water
- Meals as indicated: Halal Food or Seafood menu (B=breakfast, D=dinner, L =lunch)
Tour price excludes:
- Beverage during meals
- International airfare with airport tax
- Domestic air ticket
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Other services unspecified in the including list
- Tipping is at customer’s discretion, Cyclo riding option: extra 105.000VNĐ
- Personal Expenses (Porter, Laundry, telephone fee, Optional Tour, etc)
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